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Historical Events In 1976

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Jun 09   On this day in history james A Farley, US Postmaster General (1932-38), dies at 88  

Jun 10   67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome on this day in history.  

Jun 10   Adolph Zukor, Hungarian/US fur trader/movie producer, dies at 103 on this day in history.  

Jun 12   The Navy phased out the last C-117 (Douglas DC-3), perhaps the most famous transport plane of all time. The last C-117 was flown from Pensacola to Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, the boneyard for obsolete military aircraft on this day in history.  

Jun 13   Don Bolles, US journalist (against Arizona), dies on this day in history.  

Jun 14   "Gong Show" premieres on TV (syndication) on this day in history.  

Jun 16   Francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed in the year 1976.  

Jun 16   Student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa in the year 1976.  

Jun 19   US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth on this day in history.  

Jun 23   On this day in history cCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens  

Jun 25   Johnny Mercer, US songwriter (That old Black Magic), dies at 66 in the year 1976.  

Jun 28   Stanley Baker, actor (Accident, Guns of Navarone), dies at 49 in the year 1976.  

Jun 29   Leonora Summers, entertainer, dies on this day in history.  

Jun 29   Seychelles gains independence from Britain in the year 1976.  

Jun 30   On this day in history a Naval Aviator tradition came to an end when brown shoes were stricken from the officers' and chiefs' uniforms. The tradition initially distinguished the Brown Shoe Navy of the aviators from the black shoes of the surface officers.  

Jul 01   In the year 1976 kenneth Gibson, is first black president of US Conference of Mayors  

Jul 02   Formal reunification of North & South Vietnam on this day in history.  

Jul 02   Frances Howard, actress (Swan, Shock Punch), dies at 73 in the year 1976.  

Jul 02   On this day in history supreme Court ruled death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual  

Jul 03   103 hostages were rescued by an Israeli commando unit in a raid on Entebbe airport in Uganda. 106 hostages had been taken from a hijacked Air France airliner on its way to Paris from Tel Aviv. Seven pro-Palestinian guerrilla hijackers, 20 Ugandan soldiers and 3 hostages were killed in the raid on this day in history.  

Jul 03   Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

Jul 03   In the year 1976 israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers  

Jul 06   In the year 1976 first women enter Naval Academy.  

Jul 06   Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station in the year 1976.  

Jul 07   Gustav Heinemann, German president, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jul 07   Viking 2 goes into orbit around Mars on this day in history.  

Jul 09   On this day in history uganda asks UN to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe  

Jul 11   In the Panama-Colombia Border Region, The foreshock, a magnitude 6.7, was followed by a major earthquake of magnitude 7.0 four hours later. Several injured and10 houses and 1 bridge were destroyed in the area in the year 1976.  

Jul 12   Ted Mack TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72 in the year 1976.  

Jul 12   Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72 in the year 1976.  

Jul 13   In the year 1976 courtmartial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin  

Jul 13   Max Butting, composer, dies at 87 in the year 1976.  

Jul 14   In the year 1976 jimmy Carter wins Democratic pres nomination in NY  

Jul 15   In the year 1976 36-hr kidnap of 26 schoolchildren & their bus driver in Calif  

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Famous Birthdays In 1976

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jumper was born in the year 1976.  

Jan 18   Laurence Courtois, Kortrijk Belg, tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta) was born in the year 1976.  

Jan 18   Vincent Polvliet, soccer player (FC Utrecht) was born in the year 1976.  

Jan 18   In the year 1976 birth of damien Leith, Australian Idol 2006  

Feb 29   On this day in history birth of bryan Gillooly, Auburn NY, diver (Olympics-96)  

Feb 29   Ja Rule, American rapper and actor was born in the year 1976.  

Feb 29   In the year 1976 birth of emma Barton, English actress  

Feb 29   Terrence Long, American baseball player was born in the year 1976.  

Famous Deaths In 1976

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   Mal Evans, Beatles' roadie, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84 in the year 1976.  

Jan 05   Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Chou En-lai, China's PM (1949-76), dies of cancer in Beijing at 78 in the year 1976.  

Jan 10   In the year 1976 chester Arthur Burnett, US blues pianist/harmonica player, dies at 65  

Jan 11   Mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies in the year 1976.  

Jan 12   In the year 1976 agatha Christie, mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85  

Jan 13   Margaret Leighton, Brit actress (Much ado about nothing), dies at 53 in the year 1976.  

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